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“He was an African Giant”: Tributes Pour In For Ex-Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings



It’s a sad day for Ghanaians and Africa as a whole, as former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings passes away on November 12, 2020.

The renowned statesman ruled for a brief period in 1979 and then led a military junta from 1981 to 1992, going on to serve two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

The revolutionary leader who led the country between 1981-2001 as a military and subsequently, a civilian ruler was reported to have died due to Covid-19 complications at the age of 73.

Following the news of his passing, tributes to the ex-President have been pouring in, with many describing him as a true African hero.

See some of the tributes from Twitter:


RIP Jerry Rawlings.

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